Trio called by England

Robert Green, Matthew Upson and Carlton Cole have all retained their place in the England squad after Fabio Capello named his selection for the matches on 28 March and 1 April.

The West Ham United trio all did well as second-half substitutes in the 2-0 friendly defeat by Spain on 11 February, Green and Upson coming on at half-time before Cole entered the fray for his first cap on 75 minutes. It was Green's second international appearance and Upson's 13th outing in a Three Lions shirt.

England take on Slovakia at Wembley in a friendly this Saturday afternoon before returning to the national stadium on Wednesday week for the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Ukraine. England have four wins from four at the top of qualifying Group 6, five points more than Ukraine who have a game in hand, and are in the driving seat for an automatic place at the 2010 finals in South Africa.

The trio head a strong Hammers contingent on England duty, with Robert Hall, Jordan Spence, James Tomkins, Freddie Sears and Mark Noble also earning national-team recognition.

Noble has been called into the England Under-21 squad for the upcoming friendlies away to Norway on Friday 27 March before returning home to take on France at Nottingham Forest's City Ground on Tuesday 31 March.

Both matches will act as warm-up games ahead of this summer's UEFA European Under-21 Championship finals in Sweden. There, Noble and his team-mates will face Finland, Spain and Germany as they seek to lift the trophy for the third time in England's history and for the first time since 1984.

Central defender Tomkins and striker Sears will both make their bow at Under-20 level in a friendly against Italy at Queens Park Rangers' Loftus Road home on Tuesday 31 March. The pair are among nine players in Noel Blake's squad who represented England at the UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Czech Republic last summer and could feature at this summer's FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Egypt.

Central defender Spence, who is enjoying a successful loan spell at League One outfit Leyton Orient, has been named in Brian Eastick's Under-19 squad for a friendly international against Czech Republic at Walsall on Wednesday 25 March. Spence, 19, and his colleagues will use the match as preparation for May's UEFA European Under-19 Championship Elite Qualifying Round, when they will host Scotland, Slovakia and Bosnia-Herzegovina in a bid to reach the finals in Ukraine in July.

Finally, youth team striker Hall is in Kenny Swain's Under-16 squad for the prestigious Montaigu Tournament in France in early April. England will take on Russia on Wednesday 8 April before facing the United Arab Emirates 24 hours later. Swain's youngsters conclude their group stage matches against the Ivory Coast on Saturday 11 April. Should they top their group, England will face either France, Australia, Germany or Mali in the final on Monday 13 April.